Songs About Change : All Songs Considered When it came time to pack up our things and head to the new NPR headquarters, we asked you to help us reflect on the move with your picks for the best songs about dealing with change. On this week's All Songs Considered we share some of our favorites.

New Building, New Mix: Songs About Change

Songs About Change

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As the NPR Music team and others prepared to leave the network's old headquarters, mysterious messages began appearing on the windows and walls: "Everything will be better!" Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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As they filled up their moving boxes to relocate to NPR's new offices, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton sent out a plea to listeners for the best songs about how to deal with change: breakups and letdowns, graduation, big moves, etc. You responded in huge numbers, and we picked a few standouts to play on this week's show. We've got classics from Led Zeppelin, The Animals and Neil Young and more modern favorites such as The White Stripes and Vic Chesnutt.

Bob and Robin also welcomed some fellow NPR friends to share some of their favorite moving-on songs. All Songs Considered intern Lorie Liebig shared a heartbreaking cut from The Head and the Heart, Stephen Thompson brought us a sweet and soothing track from David Mead, and Daoud Tyler-Ameen kicked things up with "Following Through" from D.C.'s own The Dismemberment Plan.

Songs Featured On This Episode

  • Led Zeppelin

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    "Ramble On"

    From 'Led Zeppelin II'

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  • The Animals

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    "We Gotta Get Out of This Place"

    From 'Best of the Animals [ABKCO]'

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  • Neil Young

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    "Out On The Weekend"

    From 'Harvest'

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  • The White Stripes

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    "There's No Home for You Here"

    From 'Elephant'

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  • Vic Chesnutt

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    "Dodge"

    From 'Drunk (Deluxe Reissue, 2004)'

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  • Head & The Heart

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    "Rivers and Roads"

    From 'Head and the Heart'

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  • Billy Joel

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    "Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)"

    From 'Stranger'

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  • The Muppets

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    "Moving Right Along"

    From 'The Muppet Movie'

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  • David Mead

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    "Astronaut"

    From 'Wherever You Are'

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  • The Dismemberment Plan

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    "Following Through"

    From 'Change'

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  • George Harrison

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    "All Things Must Pass"

    From 'All Things Must Pass'

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  • Flight of the Conchords

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    "I'm Not Crying"

    From 'Distant Future'

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